If you’re reading this blog you’re either:
- Wondering what you’re missing.
- Desperate for a silver lining that you can see through the fog of your watery eyes.
According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, allergies are on the rise. As the third most common chronic disease in children under the age of 18, allergies plague nearly 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children. From pollen to food, allergies can turn a normal day into an itchy, snotty, streaming, swollen mess.
And that has the makings of something awesome.
Possess heightened sensitivity and above average response strength.
With allergies, your body is so good at detecting unwanted particles, it literally goes into overdrive to protect you. That’s some superpower.
Watch really sappy movies without shame.
The Notebook isn’t all up in your feels. Pollen is.
Avoid Aunt Myrtle’s questionable dessert offerings at family events.
“That looks absolutely delicious, Aunt Myrtle, but I’m horribly allergic to [whatever you can identify].” Save face and/or prevent a hives outbreak? Win-win.
Politely turn down a date.
Cats and dogs don’t mix, and neither do animals and allergy suffers. Enter: a great way to sneeze or scratch into the friend zone. Keep in mind: “I’d love to, but I have a rash” may help the jilted party feel better, it doesn’t do much for your next opportunity. Use wisely.
Get out of watching golf live.
Large gardens, hushed whispers, gophers with high-dander counts, and peanut snacks. All very dangerous to those with allergies. You should definitely stay home and watch The Notebook instead.
Sometimes it’s not about having a clean house to come home to. Sometimes it’s medically necessary to make sure someone else dusts, scrubs, vacuums, and freshens. Every other week. Whatever it takes to feel better, right?
We know this isn’t all of the great things about allergies. Care to add to this list? Your comment could be featured in a future blog!